Tag: The Girls

Finding My “New Normal” – The May 2020 Wrap Up

Finding My “New Normal” – The May 2020 Wrap Up

Posted June 8, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Good morning everyone and happy… June 8th! I thought about dropping this wrap up last Monday, but I wanted to give myself a little extra time to get my thoughts together as I usually write these posts the weekend before dropping them and who knows!  I may have finished an amazing book on May 31st! I’ve been personally doing a *little* better these days, and I think that comes with a better level of certainty and of course, more sunshine.  Like, literal sunshine.  I don’t do well in the spring.  While the world is still struggling, at least the outline […]

The Girls by Emma Cline

The Girls by Emma Cline

Posted May 27, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  As a full disclosure, I actually have another review on this blog for The Girls, and while I would usually just do a mini-review in these cases, that review was only three sentences and I think this book deserves a bit more analysis. I think that The Girls was hugely over-hyped when it came out.  For some reason, our culture is still morbidly fascinated with the Charles Manson murders.  The Girls is loosely based on this event, following young Evie Boyd as she gets tangled up with a group of your women led by the mystical Russell who has a record coming […]

Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

Posted April 6, 2020 in Checking In // 6 Comments

What a month it has been, my loves. All over the world people are affected and their lives turned upside down by coronavirus.  I know this is a huge source of anxiety for many people, so I wish to respect that and I’ll I’m going to say is whoever you are, wherever you live, I hope you are healthy and hanging in there.  Please take care of yourself as best you can. We’ll dig right into the month wrap up this month without too much chatter. The Monthly Haul This month and into next month, you’re going to see decent […]

Why Book Clubs Aren’t Really My Thing

Why Book Clubs Aren’t Really My Thing

Posted March 30, 2018 in Memes // 20 Comments

I am such a solitary reader. I feel like that’s a fair thing to be?  After all, unless you’re reading aloud in a circle or recording and audiobook or something equally fantastic, it’s so much lovelier to dig into a novel in a quiet corner so you can really immerse yourself.  And you know what else I really love?  Picking my own books. For about a year, I agreed to join a friend’s book club at work.  It was a small group that eventually dwindled out.  Our biggest problem?  We had one girl who liked romance, one who liked NYT […]

Ten STUGGLE Books that I’m Glad I Read – #TTT

Ten STUGGLE Books that I’m Glad I Read – #TTT

Posted September 5, 2017 in Memes // 16 Comments

Struggle books.  We all have them, right?  Books we pick up and immediately go “no whyyyyyyy”.  Where the characters is ultimately horrible or there are SO MANY words you feel like your head is going to explode?  For today’s Top Ten Tuesday, the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish encourage us to find those difficult to read books and share them.  For me, I wanted to pick the ones where I got over the hurdle and ended up enjoying them, at least enough to say I was glad to have read them once. I’m going to list these […]